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Members of NASU and SSANU hold peaceful protest in Ibadan

The management of the Non-Educational Employees Union of Universities and the Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigeria, College of Ibadan, on Tuesday led its members in a peaceable protest on the predominant gate of the establishment.

The protesters blocked the busy highway between UI and Sango for almost an hour, disrupting visitors.

They carried placards with varied inscriptions akin to: “Federal Authorities should honour the 2009 settlement with the union”, Nigerian employees are hungry, JAC calls for speedy launch of earned allowances from 2013 so far”, Tinubu as soon as promised us cassava however now Garri is not obtainable, “SSANU calls for 4 months of withholding of wage”, and lots of extra.

They had been led by the chairmen of NASU and SSANU, Oluwafemi Michael Ogunlade and Abiodun Rasaq Omisore respectively.

Talking to The RexGists through the protest, NASU chairman Ogunlade mentioned: “, within the federal universities, we’ve got a non-lecturers union, we’ve got a lecturers union. NASU, SSANU and ASUU. ASUU are the lecturers whereas NASU and SSANU are the non-lecturers.

“However what we found was that the Federal Authorities was paying ASUU. I’ve nothing in opposition to ASUU. All of us work right here (UI).

“However our grievances are in opposition to the federal government as a result of it’s not ASUU that paid itself, it’s the Federal Authorities that paid them.

“And we began the identical strike and we even suspended our strike earlier. Our strike lasted 4 months, whereas their strike lasted eight months.

“In the event that they fail to honour this settlement, we are going to go to Abuja on July 18, 2024 for a nationwide protest,” he concluded.

Additionally confirmed by NASU Chairman, SSANU Chairman Omisore, mentioned: “Authorities promised us that we adopted the due course of however authorities has not honoured the settlement. So on July 18, 2024, we are going to transfer to Abuja for a nationwide strike.”

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